Highmark: Penn State Health and Highmark Health join forces

Penn State Health and Highmark Health, announced plans for an innovative strategic partnership aimed at securing the future of health care in the region.

At the heart of the new strategic partnership are plans for a collective investment by Penn State Health and Highmark Health of more than $1 billion toward the development of a high-value, community-based health care network designed to keep care local and enhance collaboration with community physicians. The network will be anchored by the advanced care provided by the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the region’s only university teaching and research hospital.

The new Penn State Health and Highmark Health strategic partnership is focused on improving access, quality and affordability of health care close to home for people across a 27-county region of Pennsylvania, while creating new opportunities for medical education and research. Central to that vision is the creation of a community network to support the population health and local needs of patients and members. This value-based approach will reimburse health care providers for the quality of care they provide rather than for the volume of services, as part of a strategy to reform how quality health care is delivered and paid for.

Official Press Release: https://www.highmark.com/hmk2/newsroom/2017/pr121517PennState.shtml

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